International Students

No matter where you're from, we're here to help you succeed.

Discover your passion with UCLA Extension's International Programs.

Experience the diversity, innovation, and culture of Los Angeles (L.A.) while continuing your journey to success at a world-renowned university.

We offer engaging study abroad programs for current college students, freemovers, and those taking a gap year to earn transferable academic credits while living in and experiencing everything L.A. has to offer. Want to explore a new career path or develop new professional knowledge and skills? Join one of our specialized international certificate programs to take your dream to the next level.

Certificate Programs

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Certificate programs, which some universities call "diploma programs," consist of a sequence of courses related to a specialized field or topic and offer a practical, real-world approach to obtaining skills that can help you advance your career.

UCLA Extension offers more than 40 certificate programs that allow international participants to study full-time in the U.S., including: Marketing, Real Estate, Filmmaking, Data Science, Graphic Design, Project Management, Sustainability, and more.

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Study Abroad at UCLA

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Study at a top-ranked university while experiencing life in Los Angeles, California.

The Study Abroad at UCLA Program is designed for international students currently enrolled in a degree program or those on a gap year looking to expand their horizons. This program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to earn transferable academic credits.

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International Corporate and Custom Programs for Groups

UCLA Extension’s International Corporate and Custom Programs (ICCP) brings the resources of over 4,000 courses, 100 certificate programs, and countless expert instructors to create customized learning experiences.

Programs can be designed and customized to meet the unique needs of diverse groups seeking specialized educational experiences from a top-ranked university. We can develop unique in-person and online group programs for:

  • Educators, government officials, and professionals across a variety of fields
  • Corporate and executive groups
  • High school and college students

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About UCLA & UCLA Extension

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Founded in 1919, UCLA is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the United States. 

More than 40,000 students study at UCLA’s beautiful, park-like campus in 11 professional schools, including Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Film & Television.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the largest of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UCLA is a renowned research university and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of academic fields.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension is a part of the UCLA Division of Continuing Education. With more than 30,000 participants annually, UCLA Extension is one of the largest single-campus continuing education programs in the world.

UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of university-level, credit-bearing courses as well as many other courses and programs for students and professionals.

Undergraduate and graduate students can take credit-bearing courses to complement their pathway towards matriculation at their home institution, be it UCLA, another UC campus, a university in the U.S., or abroad.

Many professionals who have completed a university degree enroll in UCLA Extension courses and programs to update their knowledge or transition into a new career in a variety of fields, including business and management, entertainment, engineering, computer science, health sciences, and teacher education.

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Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

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